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Discussion in 'KivaDo | 2012' started by canucklehead, Mar 7, 2012.
REGISTRATION – Fee $35, cash
PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BOARD FOR LOCATIONS
Conference will take place in EMBARCADERO II – to the left of Check in counters and past dining area
Thursday 12:00-2:00pm – registration packages will be distributed / most likely Embarcadero II area
Please note: subject to receipt of materials
Friday 7:00-7:45am – prior to Virgin America tour (bus departs at 7:45am) - Embarcadero II foyer
Friday 12:30-1:00pm – Embarcadero II foyer
Saturday 8:30-9:15am – Embarcadero II foyer
Food suggestions –Trader Joe’s – one block south of Hotel Mason and Bay St
Starbucks – other side of block of TJ on Bay St
Thursday tour options
Mission District Microfinance walkbegins at 3:00pm
1) Native Hand by Hand with Rosa (Opportunity Fund borrower)
3337 23rd St (between Mission St & Bartlett St)
Contact: Rosa, 415-285-2018
We will spend about 5 minutes listening to Rosa's story. I'll do the translating and ask her simple questions about her business and her experience with Opportunity Fund. There should be time for questions, but it needs to be made very clear that the Milepoint team should not ask her personal questions about her finances: her loan payments, her FICO score, income, revenue, etc. aren't appropriate topics. I encourage them to ask questions about her dreams for the future of her business, her interest in crafts, or about her experience moving here from Ecuador, or other general questions that won't be too personal.
We'll have some time to browse through the shop. She has some beautiful crafts there, so it should be fun! Please remind everyone to have cash on hand (rather than credit cards).
from Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel – $3.75, 45 minutes
Group will depart from SFW lobby at 2:15
a) walk to Beach St and Mason, approx. 1 min
b) take F light rail towards Castro Station (through downtown), approx. 16 min, 10 stops
c) exit at Market and Drumm Sts and walk to Embarcadero BART
d) take rail towards Daly City and exit at 24 St Mission BART, approx. 8 min, 5 stops
e) walk N one block and West ¾ block to 3337 23rd St.
2) Opportunity Funds Headquarter 2301 Mission St @ 24th
walk N on Mission St to 19th, approx. 10 minutes
Time: 3:45PM-4:15 PM
Location: Plaza Adelante
2301 Mission Street (between 19th and 18th), San Francisco
Contact: Tim, 408.516.4701
Activity: This is a great opportunity for the lending team to see a domestic MFI and to better understand our partnership. As we discussed earlier, the space is very small, so the "tour" won't take much time. I'll give a brief overview about Opportunity Fund and our partnership with Kiva, and pass out some client stories and informational packets.
Kiva Headquarter Tour and Social, begins at 5:00 - 5:15pm
875 Howard St Unit 340 (SOMA), San Francisco, 94103
From Mission District Bus fare – $2.00, approx. 25 min
a) take 14 or 14L bus towards Downtown @ Mission and 19th
b) exit @ Mission and 5th St, approx. 17 min, 12 stops
c) walk South on 5th St and East (left) on Howard St.
From Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf - $2.00, approx. 35 min
a) walk to Powell and North Point St
b) take 8BX bus towards City College
c) exit at Mission and 4th St, approx. 21 min, 11 stops
d) walk 1 block south to Howard and 1/2 block West to Kiva HQ
Mijita/Public House Lounge and Bar at Willie Mays Plaza, beside AT&T Park
Walking, approx. 1mile, 7 blocks, 20 min
walk to 3rd and South, a little past King St
Bus - $2.00, approx. 11 min
Walk to 5th and Howard St
Take #45 bus towards Caltrain, 4 stops
Exit at 4th St and Townsend
Walk South on 4th St to King St
Walk East on King St
Walk south on 3rd St
Back to hotel from Bar– approx. 30 min on bus, $2; taxi approx. 7 min, $17+tip
Walk NW to 3rd/Brannan St
Take #30 bus towards Marina St, exit at Columbus Ave and North Point St
Walk to Bay St, turn left on Bay St, walk 2 blocks to Mason St and left on Mason St to hotel
Virgin America Visit – please pay organizers $25 on the bus or HQ
Full name and date of birth must be provided to canucklehead in order to join the tour and visit the airport (TSA request)
MEETING SPOT – Lobby of Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, please do not be late!
1. Auction Behind-the-Scenes Tour
SuperShuttle will pick up at 6:15 for arrival at 7:00 at SFO – Host: Zach Leiwant
Meet at check-in kiosks on the side wall (about 20 feet from the security area)
At 8:40 – meet at SFO Courtyard 3 (Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level) for pick up with bus to join regular tour
2. Regular Tour
Peninsula Bus leaves at 7:50 and arrives at SFO at 8:45 to pick up Auction winners – drive to Virgin America HQ for 9am tour
NOTE: IF you are joining at SFO, please be at SFO Courtyard 3 by 8:40 am or head to 555 Airport Blvd directly if you are closer to the VX HQ.
Coffee break at 9:45 – bagels, cupcakes, coffee, tea, juice
Box lunch will be provided by Virgin America for eating on bus
*** please remove all rubbish when you leave bus to avoid a $150 cleaning fee
Arrival at Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf will be at approx. 12:45 and Kiva meeting begins at 1pm.
Neptune’s @ Pier 39 1900-2100
Soup or Salad, choice of 5 entrees and Triple Chocolate Layer cake with raspberry sauce + open bar
HOTEL RECEPTION 1730-1800 – held in Embarcadero foyer (just outside conference room)
Food selections include:
Fruit and cheese plate - Artisan cheeses and seasonal fruit served with French bread & crackers
California vegetable platter with blue cheese dip
Antipasto containing roasted vegetables and select - Salami, prosciutto, cured ham, fresh mozzarella, marinated mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, olives and focaccia bread
Carving Stations served with soft rolls
Honey Baked Spiral Ham Served with assorted mustards
Roast Breast of Turkey Served with port wine sauce.
Assorted beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be served
SUNDAY SUGGESTIONS FOR REMAINING ATTENDEES
Dim Sum – restaurant recommendations
A. Yank Sing, Rincon Center 101 Spear St (Market St area)
F Rail to Don Chee Way/Steuart St,
walk S to Mission St, W to Spear St, S on Spear ½ block, approx. 25 min
Note – only 3 vegetarian dumpling options
A reservation will be made for 2 tables (20 people) under Milepoint Kiva if people express interest in attending.
Please indicate if you will attend.
B. Hong Kong Lounge, 5322 Geary Blvd, (415) 668-8836, recommendation, take a taxi
C. Dim Sum Bar and Restaurant, 620 O’Farrell St.
Bus 47 North Pt/Mason St à Van Ness and O’Farrell, walk west to restaurant
Not recommended for large group
FREE WALKING TOURS
Greens Restaurant (vegetarian), http://www.greensrestaurant.com/
25 min walk, near Ft. Mason
Hotel à S to Bay St à W on Laguna St à N to North Point St
Please speak with jbcarioca
Might I suggest the Cuban or Reuben wraps at TJs? I swore the last time I ate the Cuban Wrap, I saw the Baby Jesus.
Is there parking at the KIVa HQ if I were to drive right there from SJC?
For the 10 VX auction winners, do we also have to pay the $25 VX tour fee, or is that fee already included because of our auction win?
yes, there is parking in the area as it is situated near the new convention center. The building itself does not have parking IIRC.
I have to check with the Raffle Committee. The $25 fee will offset (though not completely) the cost of food at the break and bus for the tour.
AFAIK, the $25 is charged for the default VX tour, so everyone needs to pay that.
The special auction tour is paid for separately!
For things that cost money are we gonna be able to charge it or can I get a full listing so I know much cash to bring.
You will need to pay this. Ideally, by giving me cash that morning, but credit cards will also be accepted.
You will generally be able to charge things. We will have an iPad/iPhone with a card swipe available at most events.
Sounds like square is our friend
Very much so. While I wasn't present for OWMD, I'm told the level of swiping was scary.
The KyRoamers have arrived. We are in room 3303.
See you in ~15 hours!
Pretty cool some of you are already there. We will be arriving late Thursday night. See you all Friday afternoon!
safe travels and we will see you both in SF!
I will be on my way this afternoon. See you in the evening.
A forum to share our experiences....FYI
OK, waiting for the gang at the Public House. Cask Ale night here: $3 cask ales all night. Kiva DOers better get here soon, or I might drink this place dry.
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